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Plateau 'du roi' of the second size, gobelet 'Hébert' et soucoupe of the second size and pot à sucre
  • Tea Service
  • Plateau 'du roi' of the second size, gobelet 'Hébert' et soucoupe of the second size and pot à sucre
  • Manufacture de Sèvres
  • André-Vincent Vielliard (1717 - 1790), Painter
  • Sèvres, France
  • 1759
  • Soft-paste porcelain, painted and gilded
  • Tray, C384, Size: 24.9 x 17.5 cm
    Cup, C385, Height: 6.4 cm
    Saucer, C385, Diameter: 13.2 cm
    Sugar bowl and cover, C386, Diameter: 9.6 cm
  • Factory mark: Interlaced Ls enclosing 'F' the date letter for 1759 Painted
    Painter's mark: For André-Vincent Vielliard Painted
    Incised mark: 'FP'
    Incised mark: 'DU'
    Incised mark: '3'
    Incised mark: 'I'
  • C384-6
  • Back State Room
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  • A ‘déjeuner’ was a small tea set on a tray, including cups and saucers and sometimes other items used for breakfast.
    This set pairs a ‘gobelet Hébert et soucoupe’ and a ‘pot à sucre Hébert’, both with typically pear-shaped outlines (for other ‘Hébert’ wares, see Museum Nrs. C254, C255, C455), with a small tray. Probably a ‘plateau du roi’, the model was named after King Louis XV and probably based on one of the trays included in the large dinner service the manufactory designed for him during the early 1750s. With its small size and oval shape, it could have been used to hold either two jam pots or a set of cup and saucer such as this one.
    All pieces are decorated with a green ground and painted with bucolic scenes of children in landscapes and rustic implements on the sugar bowl’s lid. Although the source has not been identified, the decoration is much in the style of François Boucher, whose designs were fequently used at the manufactory. They were painted by André-Vincent Vieillard (op. 1752-90), who specialised in this subject-matter.